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Immigration Rights in San Diego

Immigration Isn’t a Crime: The Fight for Human Rights at the Southern Border


Led by Daniel Najeara & Alonda Torres Arenas

Trip Bio

The southern border has become a literal and figurative battleground for migrants from all over the world attempting to cross into the United States to live a “Dignified life.” Migrants risk doing so every day but inevitably feed into the capitalist agenda of the United States. So, it is essential to ask ourselves, is the American Dream real for immigrants and worthy of being called a dignified life? In this DeCal, we will examine the humanitarian crisis at the southern border and how it continuously affects the lives of immigrants and generations beyond, within, and outside the US. To learn about issues at the southern border, we will serve on a critical service learning trip to the southern border over spring break, in person, to work with Border Angels who have dedicated their time to advocate for migrants at the border.